T&T Guardian’s Entertainment Editor Peter Ray Blood has covered T&T Carnival for the past 37 years.
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After Carnival comes jazz
After Carnival, jazz lovers look forward to Production One Ltd’s Jazz Artists on the Greens (JAOTG) event.
The 2014 edition takes place on April 5 at its usual picnic spot, the Greens at Farm Road in St Joseph.
According to a release from the organisers, the show has expanded over the years to become the fastest growing jazz event of the region. The major feature of the show is the discovery of Caribbean jazz music in a multitude of flavours, styles and genres.
This festival has attracted some of the best Jazz performers from across the Caribbean and the wider Caribbean diaspora. Performing acts have included legendary local jazz trumpeter, Errol Ince; saxophonist, Arturo Tappin of Barbados; Trinidadian trumpeter Etienne Charles; the “Paganini of Pan”, Liam Teague; Raf Robertson; ace Trinidadian pan soloist Dane Gulston; Nilson Matta, one of Brazil best bassists; jazz pianist Klaus Mueller, Asheville-based steel drummer Jonathan Scales; Cuban vibraphone exponent, Tamara Castañeda; Trinidad-based music ensemble élan parlé; and the William Roblejo Trio of Cuba.
2014 will feature an equally exciting cast of local and international artistes, with a full stage of scintillating jazz fusion music, featuring Barbadian vocalist, Marisa Lindsay; UK-based jazz guitarist, Cameron Pierre; pan virtuoso, Ken “Professor” Philmore; Cuban saxophonist Emir Santa Cruz and his Espiral Trio; and Berklee College of Music graduate, vocalist, Nyol Manswell of T&T.
The show has been produced by the local team of Production One Ltd for the past 11 years, and is always on the lookout for emerging jazz talent throughout the Caribbean.
Completing the open-air festival, picnic ambiance will be a variety of culinary delights on sale; and a fully-stocked bar, along with exclusive event WiFi Internet access so that patrons can upload their experiences in real-time.
The organisers indicated that a host of air travel options are available for people looking to visit the island to take in this unique Jazz experience!
Join the JAOTG Facebook page and stay tuned to the official Web site http://www.JAOTG.com for more details.
Tickets are available online at the JAOTG Web site at www.jaotg.com, at select locations nationwide or call to order at 620-6920